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United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), also known as the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), or simply as Natick Labs, is an element of the United States Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and a tenant unit on the installation of the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) at Natick, Massachusetts.

United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
NSRDEC logo.jpg
Logo of NSRDEC
Country United States
Branch Army
Type Research and development
Garrison/HQ Natick, Massachusetts
Website Official Website

NSRDEC exists to develop and test new material systems for U.S. Army soldiers. It has been the prime developer of MREs, elements of the Future Force Warrior System, the PALS grid and other items and methods used in the modern American military.

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Coordinates: 42°17′18″N 71°21′40″W / 42.28833°N 71.36111°W / 42.28833; -71.36111